Sherwood Foresters (Notts And Derby Regiment) during World War 1 More information about Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Formed: 1741 In 1881, the 45th Nottinghamshire Regiment of Foot and the 95th Derbyshire Regiment of Foot formed the Sherwood Foresters. The history of this unit, however, dates back to 1741, when England was at war with France. In 1813, the 45th Nottinghamshire Regiment were given the title ’The Royal Sherwood Foresters’. In 1866, the regiment was given the title ’The Sherwood Foresters’ by Queen Victoria. In 1881, the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regiments united during the Childers Reforms and formed the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire) Regiment. In 1902, Nottinghamshire became included in the title. In 1970, the Sherwood Foresters amalgamated with the Worcestershire Regiment to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood Forest Regiment.